The purpose of this chapter, to consider the positive and negative effects of migration upon literature, approaches literary study from an unusual angle. It necessitates a consideration of the strong influence of migrant literature upon contemporary national literary canons, and by extension upon national languages and cultures. For this purpose the work of Salman Rushdie and his consideration of the role of migrant literature in transforming the cultural landscape of the world will be at the fore. However, unusually for literary study, it also necessitates a surveyor’s unbiased detachment rather than the more usual politically charged interpretations of the literary critic.
|Title of host publication||International Migration and Security|
|Subtitle of host publication||Opportunities and Challenges|
|Editors||Elspeth Guild, Joanne van Selm|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||0203236580, 9780415326544, 9780415429634|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2005|